Institute of Technology, Tralee

Institute of Technology, Tralee

name =Institute of Technology Tralee

established =1977
head_label =President
head =Michael Carmody
students =3,500
city =Tralee
country =Republic of Ireland
website =
address =North Campus: Dromtacker, Tralee, Ireland. South Campus: Clash, Tralee, Ireland.
telephone =+353-66-714 5600

Institute of Technology, Tralee (ITT) is a third-level educational institution located in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. It was established in 1977 as the Regional Technical College, Tralee.

General Information

in 2007, the title of the head of the institute changed from "Director" to "President"

chools and departments

The Institute has two campuses- the North campus (located in Dromtacker) and the South campus (located in Clash) approximately 2.4 km (1.5 mi) apart. The north campus houses the following Schools and Departments: [ [ IT Tralee: About the Departments, accessed October 21, 2007] ]

*School of Business and Social Studies "located in the North campus":
**Business Informatics Department
**Business Studies and Humanities Department
**Hotel, Catering and Tourism Department

*School of Engineering and Construction Studies "located in the South campus":
**Agricultural and Manufacturing Engineering Department
**Civil Engineering and Construction Studies Department
**Apprentice Section
**Accelerated Technician Section

*School of Science and Computing:
**Computing and Mathematics Department "located in the North campus"
**Chemical and Life Sciences Department "located in the South campus"
**Health and Leisure Studies Department "located in the South campus"
**Nursing and Health Care Studies Department "located in the North campus"

The South campus has been in operation since the opening of the Institute in 1977. The North campus opened in 2001. The continuing development of the North campus will eventually lead to the entire institute being relocated to Dromtacker. The Tom Crean Business Incubation Centre opened in the north campus in January 2005.

Situated on the same site in Dromtacker is the Kerry Technology Park, owned and operated by Shannon Development. The Park and the Institute often work closely together, developing curricula and providing an exchange of students to work in the Park. In September 2004, a new Nursing complex opened in the North campus. The "Solás building" as it is known is where the student nurses learn practical nursing skills. It has its own ward setting with lifelike dummies as patients.


IT Tralee (formerly known as Tralee RTC (Regional Technical College)) burst onto the college GAA scene in 1997 when it became the first RTC to win the Sigerson Cup. It was only Tralee's second outing in this prestigious competition. However, the college created further history by winning the Sigerson three times in successive seasons to become the only RTC/Institute of Technology to do so in the competition's history.

The Ladies football team also won the O Connor Cup back to back in 1998 and 1999. Furthermore, the hurlers won the Ryan Cup in 1997 with the camogie team winning the Purcell Shield also in the same year.

See also

* Education in Ireland
* List of Irish third-level educational institutions


External links

* [ Official site]

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